Chicago gets its first hybrid cab

The hybrid taxi movement is spreading to Chicago today as a brand new Ford Escape hybrid goes into service. Driver Cheikh "Bamba" Dione will be driving the new Escape out the Chicago Carriage Cab on his way to saving $6,000 a year in fuel costs. The Escapes that have been operating New York city for almost two years now have proven extremely reliable and fuel efficient with the first batch having rolled over 175,000 miles earlier this year.

[Source: The Auto Channel]

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